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Save the Date: 30 Days of Love 2017 - Fortifying the Movement

Save the Date: 30 Days of Love 2017 - Fortifying the Movement

So many of us deeply desire to live on the side of love when it comes to social justice movements. Organizer (and Unitarian Universalist) Elandria Williams talks about the role of our faith in social movements as providing ‘spiritual and political fortification’. 

But what does that really mean? How can we be a nurturing, humble and steady hand on the side of justice in the face of violence and backlash? We’re excited to bring you a sneak peak into 30 Days of Love 2017. Each week we will share tools and resources to help congregations reflect, learn and act around different sub themes of fortification. Save the dates – January 16, 2017 through February 14, 2017 – for 30 Days of Love 2017. From worship resources and weekly actions to opportunities to honor courageous love within our communities, stay tuned here and on our website for more information and resources. 

Week One: Relationships and Movements
Movements are made of people and organizations. Organizations are groups of people. Relationships with ourselves, between people and between organizations are the bonds that create and sustain movements. Groups, campaigns, and movements often fall apart because we don’t know how to be in relationship with each other. From our everyday relationships to that person you make eye contact with at a rally, without relationships there are no social movements. Week one includes tools to help congregations reflect on their evolving relationship to self (including self-awareness tools), relationship to individuals, relationships inside congregations, and relationships in partnership with local, regional and national social justice organizations. 

Mark your Calendars for Thirty Days of Love 2016!

Mark your Calendars for Thirty Days of Love 2016!

As we kick off a new congregational year, we are so excited to announce that Thirty Days of Love, this time dedicated to intersectional racial justice, will be back in 2016! Thirty Days is an exciting opportunity to support the emerging and ongoing racial justice organizing happening in Unitarian Universalist congregations across the country, in the tradition of organizing for civil and human rights and in support of the growing Movement for Black Lives.

After a brief hiatus this year to allow room for the newly launched Climate Justice Month, Thirty Days returns Saturday, January 16 and continuing through Sunday, February 14, 2016.